Mar 6th, 2011
By Brad Pritchard Simcoe.com Feb 22, 2011 ESSA TOWNSHIP – Essa residents are likely looking at a 1.5 per cent increase in their residential tax levy for 2011 as budget talks continue. Council has been working to finalize this year’s budget since the new year and it’s expected the final stamp of...
Mar 6th, 2011
By Brad Pritchard Simcoe.com Feb 22, 2011 ESSA TOWNSHIP – Council heard not one, but two proposals at its committee of the whole meeting last week for the creation of off-leash dog parks. Resident Angie Wishart, a dog owner for 40 years, told council she has been inspired to create a dog park i...
Dec 17th, 2010
AWARE Simcoe December 17 2010Thanks to diligent voting by hundreds of supporters, Utopia’s Bell’s Gristmill is one of 30 finalists in the Aviva Community Fund competition. It will now be evaluated by a panel of judges who will choose the winners, to be announced January 25. Congratulation...
Dec 11th, 2010
Fiscal strategy needed for new term of council, says Dowdall By Richard Blanchard Innisfil Scope December 8 2010With the largest crowd in attendance in recent memory, the new Essa Township council was sworn into office last Wednesday afternoon in Baxter. ...
Dec 7th, 2010
AWARE Simcoe December 7 2010Voting has been fast and furious in the Aviva Community Fund contest. Latest news is that the project is in second place in its category, behind “Putting Youth in Boats.” Keep on voting!...
Dec 5th, 2010
AWARE Simcoe December 5 2010The restoration of Bell's Gristmill in Utopia, Essa, is one of the finalists in the Aviva Community Fund, where success depends on the number of votes from the public. With 10 days to go, the project is one of the leaders in its category. ...
Dec 5th, 2010
Hockey legend Guy Lafleur throws his support behind local project By IAN MCINROY BARRIE EXAMINER December 4 2010ESSA TWP. — One of the greatest right wingers ever to play hockey has thrown his support behind a local historical conservation project.Guy (The Flower) Lafleur visited the Bell's Gristmill...
Nov 14th, 2010
By Brad Pritchard Simcoe.com Nov 09, 2010 Guergis bids farewell. David Guergis’ term as Essa mayor will end when the new council takes office in December. File photo Defeated Essa Mayor David Guergis started off last Wednesday’s council meeting by addressing the elephant in the room.“Well, I’d like t...
Nov 6th, 2010
Essa Historical Society NewsBy Florence Blanchard Simcoe.com Nov 05, 2010 ESSA -The Essa Historical Society was quite busy during the last two Saturdays in September.In addition to the regular monthly meeting Sept. 18, members unveiled and dedicated a historical plaque commemorating the founding of B...
Oct 29th, 2010
By Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald Oct 28, 2010 ESSA -Essa Township residents made it clear they are ready for a new mayor Monday night. Outgoing deputy mayor Terry Dowdall had no problem ousting the controversial incumbent mayor David Guergis. Dowdall received over twice the support with 3,063 votes,...